another site that uses crowd sourcing for product development.


quirky allows users to submit a product idea, which is then rated each week by the sites community. the winning product moves into production, with the community again influencing related elements like name, logo, packaging etc.

before the product goes into tooling and full production, the community again comes into play: it only moves forward if enough people commit to buying the product.

this later part is somehow similar to joy the vivre, which we mentioned earlier.

product idea submission costs $99 however. quirky claims that this still is a great deal even for the non-selected products, as they receive the gathered market data and demographic info.

via core77